2021 Living With Fire Virtual Series

December 7th, 2021

Below are the recordings and presentations from the  “Living With Fire Virtual Series”, part of Nevada Wildfire Awareness Campaign, 2021.


Session 1: Firewise Landscaping


Reduce the threat of wildfire and learn about firewise landscaping around your home.

Speaker:

Wendy Hanson Mazet, Certified Arborist, and Extension Plant Diagnostician. She has expertise in horticulture, arboriculture, noxious weeds, and vegetable and low water use gardening.

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Session 2:Wildfire Evacuation Preparedness

Speakers:

  • Carson City Fire Department’s Deputy Emergency Manager, Jason Danen, spoke about emergency notification systems such as Code Red and other forms of communication to the public during a wildfire.
  • Skyland Fire Adapted Communities’ leader and Douglas County CERT member, Ann Grant, discussed items to prep for an evacuation-go bag and a stay box.
  • Living With Fire Program Manager, Jamie Roice-Gomes reviewed the Living With Fire Program website features to aid with evacuation preparation.

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Session 3: Perspectives of a Wildland Fire Investigator

Speakers:

  • Bradley Milam, Bureau of Land Management’s Fire Mitigation and Education Specialist/Fire Trespass Coordinator discussed a wildfire investigation.
  • Jennifer Diamond, U.S. Forest Service - Humboldt- Toiyabe’s Forest Fire Prevention Officer, shared some fire prevention tips.

Session 4: The Timeline of Climate, Weather and Fire

Learn about the interactions between climate, fire and weather.

Speaker:

  • Dr. Tim Brown, research professor, climatology and director of Western Regional Climate Center.

Session 5: Protect, Prevent and Prepare with NV Energy

Learn how NV Energy is working with customers and partners using innovative strategies to reduce the risk of wildfire to Nevadans.

Speakers:

  • NV Energy’s Natural Disaster Protection Plan Director, James Saavdra
  • NV Energy's Director of Delivery Operations, Zeina Randall

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Session 6: Wildfire Smoke and Health

What are the potential health impacts of wildfire smoke and how can communities prepare for smoke?

Speakers:

  • Chris Smallcomb, National Weather Service – Reno office meteorologist and public information officer discusses smoke forecasting and models utilized to predict smoke.
  • Brendan Schnieder, air quality specialist with the Washoe County Health District’s Air Quality Management Division discusses wildfire smoke and health impacts.

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Session 7: Home Hardening Q&A

Living With Fire hosted a question and answer (Q&A) workshop focused on "home hardening" or building or retrofitting homes to withstand wildfire. To watch a former presentation on this topic view the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-g4-...

Speaker:

Dr. Steve Quarles, University of California Cooperative Extension Advisor Emeritus and the retired Chief Scientist for Wildfire and Durability, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety Research Center.


Session 8: Reseeding and Flood After Wildfire

Learn about reseeding landscapes, and preparing for potential flood after wildfire.

Speakers:

  • Anna Higgins, forester with the Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF)
  • Mark Freese, ecologist with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW)
  • Danae Olson, project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Session 9: Prescribed Fire in Tahoe in Nevada

Learn about prescribed fire Nevada and the Lake Tahoe basin.

Speakers:

  • Keegan Schafer, fuels management officer with the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District
  • Duncan Leao, forest fuels and vegetation program manager with the U.S. Forest Service – Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

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